Washington, DC

Thanks to Mindy for sending on Friday: “This pink ant just appeared this morning. Does anyone have any explanation/ideas? I shall use it as a landmark, “make a left at the hot pink ant”.”

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Photo courtesy of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission

From the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation:

“Our Story: Faces of Suffrage, Portraits of Change Art Exhibit

When: August 24, 2020 – August 28, 2020
Where: Union Station Main Hall (and Online)
Cost: Free
Contact: Event website

Our Story: Faces of Suffrage, Portraits of Change is an interactive photo mosaic and art installation depicting a portrait of suffragist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells. Created by artist Helen Marshall of the People’s Picture, commissioned by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, and produced by Christina Korp, Purpose Entertainment, Our Story commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote in the United States. From August 24 to 28, 2020, a large-scale installation of the photo mosaic will be on display in the Main Hall at Union Station. Read More

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“these are real actors” Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Courtesy Bryan Buckley

From an email:

“Today marks the official launch of the Trump Statue Initiative (TSI), a way for artists to share their point of view on our 45th President’s legacy in a way he can truly relate to: through realistic “heroic” statues highlighting the self-serving, narcissistic and racist moments that have notoriously defined his presidency. Read More

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From an email:

“DC Wood for Good

Today, throughout Washington, DC, businesses, residences, and other buildings are boarded up to protect their property from damage. We support the protestors and their desire to force change. What this project is about is what is next for the wood. Unfortunately, much will find its way to a landfill, however, we want to help find a second life for this wood, and use it as a reminder of this landmark time in our nation’s history. Through the use of art and creativity, we will be able to keep this moment in time fresh in our minds.
Shaw Main Streets is asking that businesses donate their unwanted wood.

We are seeking local artists and creators to transform this wood into art, useful items like benches and planters, and other uses that are useful to the community. Shaw Main Streets will auction off some of the finished projects with proceeds benefiting local movements that promote equality. Additional pieces will be shared for Art All Night, an annual art festival that canvasses the city.

Details: Read More

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From an email:

“Brighten Your Day. Be Cultured. Get Outside. Have a Destination!

What: An Outdoor Art Show featuring one painting every day (#porchsidegallery)
Where: Glover Park (3824 Beecher Street, NW)
When: Every day through Mother’s Day (weather permitting)
Why: To brighten & enliven Glover Park and give folks a destination!

It started on Easter and has been bringing joy to me and the neighborhood every non-rainy day since. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m working with a team of 24 local artists to create and send hug-inspired artworks while we’re physically distancing and unable to give real hugs. The project is called A Hug or Something Like It and allows folks to send ‘Hug” care packages containing miniature hug art prints made by DC-area artists to friends and family (or to enjoy themselves!). Read More

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